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Lozen Brown Bear
« on: April 21, 2013, 01:08:36 am »
More on Veronica Lozen Brown Bear: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ghost-Talkers-Paranormal-Team/193958680650982?sk=info

"In addition to the traditional ways taught by my family, I am a practitioner of other modalities, Rosicrucian, Mystical Anatomy, Dream wisdom keeper, adept Reiki, Universal laws, voodoo, hoodoo, Santeria, Wicca, dowsing, Hinduism, feng shui, ceremonies and rituals, herbology, stoneology, mythology, astrology and more if only to list a few..."

Oh brother. Time for me to go grab my boots and shovel.



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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 12:56:06 pm »
Split this from the Grey Wolf & Tonya thread. Here's the portion of the post Ingeborg made on LBB.

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Another site recommended by Tanja Billington:

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My Spirit Sister Lozen Brown Bear and her beautiful craft:
http://anonym.to?http://www.dreamspirit.com/
When you look at the site, „Lozen Brown Bear“ is selling ndn craft without imprint and without proof she is enrolled. LBB claims Apache, but no band, no family names are specified and the „about me“ section of that site has no contents.

LBB also does „Tarot & Spiritual Readings“. Among the items she sells are: medicine bags, medicine wheels, Apache dream catchers, smudge sprays, goddess sprays, smudge fans, talk sticks.

LBB has a profile at linkedin:

http://anonym.to?http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lozen-brownbear/27/9b/61a


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Lozen BrownBear
Founder and owner of Dream Spirits, Teaching and Sharing Native American Spiritual experience
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Greater Chicago Area
http://anonym.to?http://www.dreamspirits.com/
September 1992 – Present (20 years 8 months)
Owned by Lozen Brown Bear, Native American Artist.
Since 1992... Lozen often has provided lectures and workshops to help understand the Spiritual connection to the art. As it is more then art to her.

The lady seems to have three problems: a) truth, b) spelling, c) making an honest dollar.

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Lozen was an extremely honored woman among the Apache, a Chiricahua who fought alongside Geronimo. But there's nothing remotely Apache in what she teaches or claims to be an expert in.

Those items she makes, except for medicine bags, not Apache. Med wheels and dreamcatchers are Plains NDN.

"Goddess sprays?" Sounds like the world's silliest deodorant.

And stoneology sounds like a Cheech and Chong joke.

Claiming to be an expert healer in over a dozen traditions is like claiming to be a doctor with a dozen specializations.

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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 04:37:00 pm »
Also goes by Lozen Brownbear Salter.

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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 05:46:59 pm »
https://soundcloud.com/eagle-thunder71/lozen-brownbear-find-your#play Find Your Animal Guide Meditation Intro - she ends this bit with "Aho".

Photo: "I'm Lozen Brown Bear & this is My Mother Mama Little Wolf. "

http://www.angelfire.com/bc2/DreamSpirits2/lozenandmama.html

Wonder if this is the same "Mama Little Wolf":

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Join us for the 3rd annual Blessing of the Animals Ceremony from the Mescalero Apache lineage of teacher and ceremonial leader, Billie Topa Tate of MSI and her wonderful mother, Mama Little Wolf.

http://www.kindspiritshealing.com/THE-BLESSING-OF-THE-ANIMALS-CEREMONY-2012.html

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Lozen Brown Bear is a full blood Apache spiritualist and teacher. Her mother is Mescalero Apache and her father is white mountain Apache.

http://eaglethunderbear.blogspot.com/p/biography.html


"Lozen Brownbear Salter - Video dedicated to our mother "Mama Little Wolf" and to all of you." http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1271226872603&comments
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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 09:51:07 pm »
I think this is a family, don't know for sure if by birth or choice:

Mama Little Wolf, who has possibly passed on (Update: this assumption is likely incorrect)

Billie Topa Tate http://msi-healing.com/our-story/billie-topa-tate Bertha Billie Leiser

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Billie is a traditional Native American healer and teacher of Mescalero Apache descent, trained and educated by numerous family Elders and extended family members. She is a Reiki Master Teacher Eighth Degree and licensed therapeutic massage therapist.

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Apache Divination Cards
This is a First Time event - Billie will be sharing her newly designed Apache Divination Cards - each Sedona retreat member will pick a card for their Sedona experience

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=376154515830535&id=148788861900436

Monique Leiser: Monique Little Doll, Billie's daughter, active in family store and now in her mother's Mystical Sciences Institue

Mona Little Owl: "Mona Little Owl, our little sister, just like to sing, so she helped with the back vocals", also a member of that Ghost Talkers Paranormal Team https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ghost-Talkers-Paranormal-Team/193958680650982?sk=info

Vince Raven Eagle: "Vince Raven Eagle my brother played his guitar", also on Ghost Talkers Paranormal Team

Lozen Brownbear Salter http://www.dreamspirits.com/
http://www.myspace.com/apachewinds2008
http://www.etsy.com/people/lozenbear

About Lozen:

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The chance for us mere mortals to catch her lectures and classes here in the UK is not possible sadly as she is not permitted to practice her spiritulity under UK law.

http://web.archive.org/web/20110123104608/http://www.apachespirits.co.uk/ApacheSpirits.co.uk/native_american_art.html

Jaimie Herrera, brother, artist who sold through family store "my brother Jaimie Little Wolf"

Ofelia Miller, sister, artist who sold through family store

Don't know the family surname. If this is all a birth family the family surname may then be Herrera.

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Family members exult in talking about their Native American heritage, which they trace maternally through Texas back to New Mexico


http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-01-09/features/9401090053_1_native-americans-dream-shop



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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 10:15:51 pm »

http://web.archive.org/web/20110123104608/http://www.apachespirits.co.uk/ApacheSpirits.co.uk/native_american_art.html

About Lozen:

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The chance for us mere mortals to catch her lectures and classes here in the UK is not possible sadly as she is not permitted to practice her spiritulity under UK law.


Whuh?!   :o
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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 10:38:52 pm »

http://web.archive.org/web/20110123104608/http://www.apachespirits.co.uk/ApacheSpirits.co.uk/native_american_art.html

About Lozen:

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The chance for us mere mortals to catch her lectures and classes here in the UK is not possible sadly as she is not permitted to practice her spiritulity under UK law.


Whuh?!   :o

Translation from Nuage speak:

"Sh!t, I can't afford the §%$& plane ticket!"


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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 02:13:43 pm »
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=376154515830535&id=148788861900436

Sedona Retreat August 17 - 22 with Billie Topa Tate. Experience a Wonderful Sacred Time. enjoy our videos of our Sedona Retreat

here are a few wonderful things we will be doing together

Apache Divination Cards
This is a First Time ev...ent - Billie will be sharing her newly designed Apache Divination Cards - each Sedona retreat member will pick a card for their Sedona experience

Sacred Sedona Rattle
Make a Beautiful Sacred Rattle from items collected during our Sedona Retreat. Billie & Mama Little Wolf will provide instruction on how to do this in a honoring and sacred way. we will do this in the sacred areas of Sedona

Shamanic Sacred Journey with Adam Yellow Bird
a beautiful shamanic song and drumming experience will take you on a spirit journey to connect with a sacred land

Sweat Lodge
called the Inipi Ceremony, one of the most important Native rituals and will be facilitated by Adam Yellow Bird

Medicine Wheel Ceremony
this is a beautiful place to experience a deep connection with Native Healing Energy

come with us and re-connect with a beautiful place in your heart and spirit and so much more. visit our website to register with a friend - its good karma

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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 02:15:39 pm »

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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 02:50:27 pm »
I dont want to speak of the dead but.....
Why did she go by a Lakota name and not Apache?
Topa Tate-Four Wind is Lakota!
In Spirit

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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 03:27:53 pm »
I dont want to speak of the dead but.....
Why did she go by a Lakota name and not Apache?
Topa Tate-Four Wind is Lakota!

She also does Buddhist ceremonies. Lots of mish mash Nuage.

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Wesak Ceremony is an important inner plane ceremony for all spiritual initiates as it is the time when Lord Buddha dispenses the highest amount of light to the Earth and to all who wish to serve as love light workers on earth. Wesak Ceremony is held each year on the full moon, when the sun is in Taurus and Moon is in Scorpio. Prior to the exact time when the moon becomes full, spiritual initiates gather in the presence of the Enlightened Masters to receive the highest dispensations of the light from Buddha, which is dispensed into the Earth’s body via the Wesak Valley in the Himalayas. Joins us in celebration and ceremony in honor of Buddha.

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.DAY 2: Building the Sweat LodgeDAY 3: Sweat Lodge is probably the most important Native Ritual. The “inipi” or “sweat lodge” usually occurs before and after every other major rituals like the “Sundance” and “Vision Quest”. It is also a “stand alone” ritual meaning that it occurs whenever it is needed. Its original purpose was to cleanse or purify individuals.


Billie Topa Tate = Bertha Billie Leiser. Her daughter Monique Leiser is also active in this Nuage family group.

In this photo with Billie, is this Adam DeArmon?


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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 04:09:46 pm »
Here is the family in 1994, looks like original surname is Herrera:

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Visiting Southwest Trading Post Can Be An Education
January 09, 1994|By Jodie Jacobs. Special to the Tribune.

Chants and drums, graceful Navajo pottery and a hand-carved bench welcome visitors outside, while an Apache family greets people inside.

The sounds and sights say New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, but the Southwest Trading Post, a showcase of Native American crafts, has set up its protective totem poles and dream catchers in Highwood.

And if you're not sure what a dream catcher is, just ask Highland Park owner Billie Leiser or any of her family who help run the store.

Brother Jaimie Herrera of Highwood carves the wooden benches and decorative hanging display cases to order. The decorative prairie pillows are a specialty of sister Ofelia Miller of Chicago. Leiser's daughter Monique, 12, also pitches in.

"She enjoys helping customers. And she's a fast learner," Miller said. "Someday we hope to turn the shop and our traditions over to the children."

Tradition: That is what this shop is all about. With a nod toward today's environmental concerns, Lesier explained that Native Americans have always lived harmoniously with nature.

And she used the dream catcher as an example. Yes, it is supposed to catch children's bad dreams and let the good ones through. But pointing to the circle of willow framing the dream catcher, Leiser told how it was cut from the tree at an angle. "That way it won't hurt the tree. That's the way we were taught-to live with nature, not hurt it," she said.

Family members exult in talking about their Native American heritage, which they trace maternally through Texas back to New Mexico. "When we sell a piece, we like to give information about its symbolism, where it came from, the artist," Leiser said. She added, "When we get pieces, we sit down with the artist so we can explain the piece."

Items range from 50-cent pine cones and $3.99 healing beads to $400 pottery and $900 paintings.

"We think our prices are good. We're not trying to get top price, just a fair price for the artists," Leiser said.

"This is all part of somebody's heritage," she said gesturing toward the culture-filled shop.

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Southwest Trading Post, at 318 Green Bay Rd. in Highwood, is open from noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Call 708-433-5767 or 800-870-9269.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-01-09/features/9401090053_1_native-americans-dream-shop

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Will keep this family post updated http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=4060.msg34234#msg34234
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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2013, 08:02:35 pm »
So this looks to be three generations of a family that progressed through selling crafts, spiritualism, ceremony. All trading on claimed Mescalero Apache heritage.

The one with the most active polished web and workshop presence is Billie.

Interesting claim Billie makes here:

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Billie has written and lectured extensively for more than 10 years. With the expressed permission from her Native culture, Billie shares many of the ancestral principles, healing systems and native wisdoms with her students and clients.

http://www.amta-il.org/_Library/Conference11/Conference_brochure2011.pdf

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Later in the morning a wonderful group of souls from Chicago came. They are students of the Mystical Sciences Institute (MSI) and their leader is a native American, Billie Topa Tape. They are staying on Kauai for a retreat/conference on mantras, mudras and health therapies. Many met Gurudeva on his recent stop in Chicago and are reading his books and subscribe to Hinduism Today. Today they came to the monastery for puja and a meditation in the temple and a long nature walk on the San Marga land.

http://web.archive.org/web/20100209201004/http://himalayanacademy.com/taka/past/2000/October/October_24_2000/


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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2013, 08:14:25 pm »

http://web.archive.org/web/20110123104608/http://www.apachespirits.co.uk/ApacheSpirits.co.uk/native_american_art.html

About Lozen:

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The chance for us mere mortals to catch her lectures and classes here in the UK is not possible sadly as she is not permitted to practice her spiritulity under UK law.


Whuh?!   :o

Translation from Nuage speak:

"Sh!t, I can't afford the §%$& plane ticket!"


I think she's probably talking about that British law saying fortune tellers and supposed psychics can be prosecuted for fraud.

The idea that being psychic is part of Apache tradition is more BS from her. There were Apache people who had visions of the future, but it wasn't something you can call up on demand. It happened and caught the person by surprise, coming whether you wanted it or not, and might only happen once in a lifetime. And it sure as hell wasn't something to make money off. And some medicine people could see far away, but again, not something you abuse for petty profit.

I had an encounter with the mother Billie TT some time back, when NAFPS was just starting out. I had the emails on an old account that was hacked and deleted by one of our early harasser, so this is all from memory as best I can recall.

She had a Nuage shop in Chicago. I emailed her, asking what she taught. She gave me the same laundry list of Nuage nonsense. I emailed back asking why she did that, what she knew of Mescalero tradition, doesn't she k now it's wrong etc. There was a brief answer sayign she was an artist, it's all in the name of peace, the usual cliches. I tried explaining again and got no answer. I even tried going up to Chicago (I was at Purdue at the time) but her shop had gone.

I think the family could be Mescalero, but I'm not sure. Herrera is a common name, most Mescalero names are Hispanic. Leiser and Salter and Topa Tate sure aren't, they must be married names except for the last.

But the family doesn't know anything or doesn't care about anything but the Nuage nonsense, or pan NDN crafts like dreamcatchers. (Even those, damn that's ugly. Dayglo psychedelic colors like some hippie would make.) When she calls them Apache dreamcatchers, no such thing, other than they are dreamcatchers made by an Apache family. The fans don't look half bad, but the rest they teach is so much Nuage. I doubt you could make much money off blessing mescal pits in Chicago, or kinaalda which is only for young girls. So they take a grab bag and sell it to the gullible. So sad when frauds pass fraud down as "family tradition." Reminds me of the Pope family.

It is strange she died so young. I don't think she was much older than me, maybe in her early 50s. Has anyone seen an obituary mentioning a cause of death?

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Re: Lozen Brown Bear
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 08:46:01 pm »

It is strange she died so young. I don't think she was much older than me, maybe in her early 50s. Has anyone seen an obituary mentioning a cause of death?

Billie is still alive, recently had a 60th birthday. Her mother "Mama Little Wolf" recently passed on.

Edit: I might be wrong about thinking a family member has passed on. Haven't found any obituaries, and the tribute video doesn't state anything explicitly.
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